Keep friends in your life who do not douse your passions; people who can look you in the eye and permit you to be you. No matter how you are showing up, whatever relative version of you is moving through your life’s circumstances the very best way possible. People who want you to be false … Continue reading Wild Bouquet
Today, I was walking in the sun to meet a friend. A few tears threatened to free themselves, and I asked them to come out through mindful breathing instead. The tears are helpful, and sometimes I’m not ready. I had walked past a specific street and felt overwhelmed by a memory of walking down that … Continue reading Feeling
Boundaries. The theme is coming up for me in my relationships, work, and even the tarot cards I pull. I didn’t pick this lesson; it seems to be choosing me. I am grateful for the loving, accountable and patient people in my life. I’ve not always had that, and I fondly remember and honor those … Continue reading Boundaried
There are two sides to every coin, if we don’t count the edge that encircles it. For every commendation (praise) I receive, around the next corner I fend off condemnation (fuck you very much, Tanya). I am either one of the best presenters a person has heard, or I am preposterous, idiotic, or unqualified. Consequently, … Continue reading Say Goodbye to Goodness
I heard today that we spend, on average, two years of our life on Facebook. That doesn’t count Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter or any other popular social media forum, nor email. This statistic comes from Matt Cutts, Administrator of the United States Digital Service. I love social media. I’ve always understood it as a connecting tool, … Continue reading Painting Ourselves Into Corners
This week I spoke at a Trauma, Healing and Resiliency Conference where a colleague asked a great question–not a new question, but a great question. I’ll paraphrase here to the best of my ability: When we work with people going through difficult circumstances; court proceedings, trauma, recovery from alcohol or drug addictions, and we tend to … Continue reading Take AIR for Yourself First, if you Work with ACEs, Trauma and Resilience.
There are things we all want to believe and Believe In. We want to, and I would argue need to, believe in one another…that we are all bringing the very best we have to give to each encounter. That is our unicorn story; that our highest selves are the ones we bring to our parenting, our … Continue reading Inconvenient